So we've decided to do the Amtrak from Chicago to Glacier. Holy crap it is expensive. Two roomettes roundtrip is going to be $4500, coach would be $1k. I can afford the rooms, but don't know if it's worth the difference. 32 hours in coach is a long time, but being able to walk around freely to the different cars the whole time, with a few options to deboard and get some fresh air at a few stops would help. However, I don't want to get to Glacier with my family completely wiped out and lose a day to recovery.
Anyone have thoughts?